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Graduate Diploma of Environment

A single one year graduate award offered by the ANU College of Science

  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Academic plan DENVI
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 085447K
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Environmental Studies
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Academic plan DENVI
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 085447K
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Environmental Studies
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Graduate Diploma of Environment requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

Minimum of 12 units from completion of the following courses:

ENVS6025 Complex Environmental Problems in Action (6 units)

ENVS6528 Environmental Policy (6 units)

ENVS8016 Contemporary Perspectives in Environment-Society Interaction (6 units)

ENVS8019 Sustainable Futures: Staying on Track (6 units)

24 units from completion of courses from any of the following lists, which can be taken from one list or multiple lists:

Research Methods

ANTH8019 Social Analysis and Community Politics (6 units)

EMDV8102 Research Methods for Environmental Management and Development(6 units)

ENVS6103 Introduction to Environmental and Social Research (6 units)

ENVS6202 Environmental Measurement, Modelling and Monitoring (6 units)


EMDV8103 Environmental Assessment (6 units)

ENVS6015 GIS and Spatial Analysis (6 units)

ENVS6345 Social Applications of GIS (6 units)

ENVS8048 Topics in Environment & Society (6 units)

MATH6102 Environmental Modelling and Integrated Assessment (6 units)

MATH6103 Scientific and Industrial Modelling (6 units)

SCOM6031 Science, Risk and Ethics (6 units)

SCNC8000 Science Internship (6 units)

Agricultural Innovation

ENVS6223 Sustainable Agricultural Systems (6 units)

ENVS6224 Agricultural Systems (6 units)

ENVS6342 Agricultural Innovation (6 units)

ENVS8018 Partnership Research for Agricultural and Natural Resource-Based Development

Biodiversity Conservation

ENVS6021 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders (6 units)

ENVS6024 Biodiversity Conservation (6 units)

ENVS6201 Biodiversity Science: Wildlife, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology (6 units)

BIOL6178 Recovering Threatened Species and Ecosystems (6 units)


ENVS6204 Fire, Flood and Drought (6 units)

ENVS6307 Climate Change: Science, Society and Policy (6 units)

ENVS6303 Climate Change: Past, Present and Future (6 units)

ENVS6308 Fire in the Environment (6 units)

ENVS6529 Palaeo-Environmental Reconstruction (6 units)

ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation (6 units)

EMSC6021 Fundamentals of Climate Science


Environmental Policy

EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics (6 units)

EMDV8104 Environmental Governance (6 units)

ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy (6 units)

ENVS6315 Essentials of Environmental Law (6 units)

ENVS6307 Climate Change Science & Policy (6 units)

IDEC8053 Environmental Economics (6 units)

LAWS8280 Land, Water and Biodiversity Law (6 units)

Natural Resource Management

EMDV8101 State, Society and Natural Resources (6 units)

ENVS6022 Water Science (6 units)

ENVS6026 Managing Forested Landscapes (6 units)

ENVS6304 Land and Catchment Management (6 units)

ENVS6555 Water Management (6 units)

ENVS6223 Sustainable Agricultural Systems (6 units)

ENVS6021 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders (6 units)

Sustainable Futures

ENVS6020 Human Ecology (6 units)

ENVS8605 Sustainable Urban Systems (6 units)

EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy (6 units)

Admission Requirements

The Graduate Diploma of Environment is an exit Award only and is not available for direct admission.

Credit Granted

Applicants who have completed a degree in a cognate discipline from a recognised university may be eligible to receive coursework credit towards this degree, in line with the ANU Coursework Award Rules.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students

For more information see:

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see:


ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The Graduate Diploma in Environment is a flexible interdisciplinary coursework degree that reflects a program of learning suited to your individual interests and skills in environment and sustainability. A broad-ranging suite of courses from across the University provide exposure to current perspectives on environmental issues and approaches. Areas of interest include environmental science and management, social and ecological linkages, environmental economics and governance, environmental policy, and integrative research methods.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of contemporary issues and challenges in environment and sustainability.
  2. Independently apply and integrate advanced knowledge and skills in professional practice in environment and sustainability.
  3. Effectively communicate knowledge and understanding in environment and sustainability to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Inherent Requirements

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Academic Advice

The first step to enrolling in your new program is to seek academic advice in order to discuss the courses you will be studying. This is done by making an appointment to meet with the program convener (details below).

Your academic advice session is a great opportunity to discuss with the convener the direction in which you want your studies to go. The convener will be able to advise you about course selection and content of courses that you will undertake as part of your program. Ideally you should bring along a copy of your academic record/academic transcripts as these will greatly assist your convener when giving you course advice.

To book an appointment you can:

  • Email: 
  • Phone: 02 6125 4499

Detailed enrolment information and instructions can be found at

Please follow each step carefully, and do not hesitate to reach out to the College Student Services Team if you need help.

There is additional information available from

An indicative list of courses offered by the College of Science and College of Health & Medicine can be found here:

If you have any issues enrolling yourself through ISIS please contact us by emailing 

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